Ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Hand cleaned the inside of the barrel and cap. Replaced the old rubber diaphragm with a new one and installed a new rubber gasket. The threads on the cap and barrel are excellent with the cap always securing tightly. There are no monograms or personalizations. There are no cracks, nicks or repairs to the celluloid. This Waterman Lady Patricia measures 4 1/4" in length capped and 5 1/2" posted. The lever and box assembly has been cleaned and oiled. It works flawlessly and smoothly. This fountain pen is made of celluloid. The coloring has a beautiful bold red color - one of the best I have seen. The elegant diamond pattern is repeated on the clip, the cap band, the translucent section of the barrel, and the lever. The barrel has very crisp imprints at the center of the barrel that reads, "WATERMAN'S REG U.S. IDEAL GLOBE PAT. OFF. MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". The barrel transparency is water clear. This fountain pen condition is near mint!
Like Parker Vacumatics, Waterman's Ink-Vues use a latex sac not to hold the ink, but to create a vacuum suction to suck it directly into the barrel, the transparency of which makes the ink level fully visible. Just unlock the innovative "Double Action" lever, depress it upward against the barrel 7-10 times until the pen is full.
The Waterman Nib is a #2 - 14K semi-flexible one. When measuring the actual tip of the 14K Ideal NIB, it measures at a fine point of .58mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing the sample in the listing images, the NIB writes with an extra fine line measuring roughly .41mm with very light pressure and flexes up to a double broad 1.64mm with medium pressure when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample provided was done with the actual pen in the images that is listed for sale. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills wonderfully. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a beautiful Waterman's Lady Patricia Ink Vue Fountain Pen in a condition that is rarely seen. This Waterman Fountain Pen has been well preserved with perfect color, Clean chrome trim, crisp imprints, and collector grade condition! I would grade this Waterman Lady Patricia in near mint condition. A superb writing instrument to add to your writing arsenal collection!
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